Author: Michael Buckley

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841623822

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 7221

Exploring ethnic Tibet independently is a challenge. With the 'land of snows' having some of the wildest and roughest road routes in high Asia, motoring, mountain-biking and trekking options are all given due attention in this new edition. High quality, numerous maps set this guide apart from other guides on Tibet and the trekking section has been expanded to include more on the main treks, including Everest Base Camp, Genden to Samye, Namtso trek and Kailiash region treks. Particular attention has been paid to the Amdo and Kham regions, not usually covered in guidebooks. Political and cultural issues make Tibet a sensitive destination for Westerners, so Michael Buckley's authoritative advice includes guidelines on cultural etiquette, local customs, and travelling with minimum impact on the culture and environment. The chapter on language includes a section covering Tibetan script.


Human Rights and the Rule of Law


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civil rights

Page: 370

View: 544

3. Right to Health

Tibet Wild

A Naturalist's Journeys on the Roof of the World


Author: George B. Schaller

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610912322

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 7210

As one of the world’s leading field biologists, George Schaller has spent much of his life traversing wild and isolated places in his quest to understand and conserve threatened species—from mountain gorillas in the Virunga to pandas in the Wolong and snow leopards in the Himalaya. Throughout his celebrated career, Schaller has spent more time in Tibet than in any other part of the world, devoting more than thirty years to the wildlife, culture, and landscapes that captured his heart and continue to compel him to protect them. Tibet Wild is Schaller’s account of three decades of exploration in the most remote stretches of Tibet: the wide, sweeping rangelands of the Chang Tang and the hidden canyons and plunging ravines of the southeastern forests. As engaging as he is enlightening, Schaller illustrates the daily struggles of a field biologist trying to traverse the impenetrable Chang Tang, discover the calving grounds of the chiru or Tibetan antelope, and understand the movements of the enigmatic snow leopard. As changes in the region accelerated over the years, with more roads, homes, and grazing livestock, Schaller watched the clash between wildlife and people become more common—and more destructive. Thus what began as a purely scientific endeavor became a mission: to work with local communities, regional leaders, and national governments to protect the unique ecological richness and culture of the Tibetan Plateau. Whether tracking brown bears, penning fables about the tiny pika, or promoting a conservation preserve that spans the borders of four nations, Schaller has pursued his goal with a persistence and good humor that will inform and charm readers. Tibet Wild is an intimate journey through the changing wilderness of Tibet, guided by the careful gaze and unwavering passion of a life-long naturalist.

The Making of Modern Tibet


Author: A.Tom Grunfeld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317455835

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

View: 6623

An account of Tibet and the Tibetan people that emphasises the political history of the 20th century. This book attempts to reach beyond the polemics by considering the various historical arguments, using archival material from several nations and drawing conclusions focused on available documents.

The Sichuan Frontier and Tibet

Imperial Strategy in the Early Qing


Author: Yingcong Dai

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295989521

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 2055

Illuminating the complicated history of the struggle between the Zunghar Mongols and China over Tibet and the rise of Sichuan's importance as a key strategic area during China's last dynasty, Yingcong Dai explores the intersections of political and social history.--Yingcong Dai is associate professor of history at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

Trekking in Tibet

A Traveler's Guide


Author: Gary McCue

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898866629

Category: Travel

Page: 317

View: 489

Bordered by the Himalaya on the south and the Karakoram on the west, Tibet offers trekkers an experience like no other. In this updated edition of Trekking in Tibet, McCue prepares us for a sojourn into this mystical, other- worldly land presenting detailed discussions of pre-trip planning, the most rewarding treks, as well as an educational glimpse into the country's history and culture.

An Account of Tibet

The Travels of Ippolito Desideri of Pistoia, S.J., 1712-1727


Author: Ippolito Desideri

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415346788

Category: Religion

Page: 474

View: 8452

First published in 1932. As well as an extensive introduction, this edition contains notes to all four books, a bibliographical index, a general index and an index of Tibetan words. The introduction is particularly valuable in that it sets the importance of Desideri's mission in the general context of the Jesuit Missions to Tibet. In Desideri's account we receive the first accurate general description of Tibet: from the natural world to the sociological and anthropological aspects of the people and a complete exposition of Lamaism. His is the only complete reconstruction that we possess of the Tibetan religion, founded entirely on canonical texts. And all of this more than a century before Europeans had any knowledge of the Tibetan language.

The Religions of Tibet


Author: Giuseppe Tucci

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520063488

Category: Religion

Page: 340

View: 4314

"No one is better qualified than Tucci to write a general yet comprehensive work on such a complex subject. His explorations in Tibet, extensive personal experiences, direct observations of ritual, and unmatched textual knowledge are graciously combined in this valuable and highly readable volume." --Barbara Nimri Aziz, Journal of Asian Studies "Tucci's most significant contribution is his application of a systematic analysis of parallels and interconnections among the religious practices of Tibetans. . . . We have both a thorough analysis of significant texts as well as a description and appreciation of rituals, architecture, and artifacts." --Francis V. Tiso, Cross Currents "[Readers] are not soon to find a more informative, comprehensive rendering of the religions of Tibet-minus all the myths and by a scholar as extraordinary as Giuseppe Tucci." --A. Torn Grunfeld, Focus on Asian Studies "We have here a synthesis of Tucci's knowledge and insight into one of the most extraordinary of the world's great cultures." --Ninian Smart, Times Literary Supplement

One Hundred Thousand Moons

An Advanced Political History of Tibet


Author: Tsepon Wangchuk Deden Shakabpa

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004177329

Category: Political Science

Page: 609

View: 9925

A sustained argument for Tibetan independence, this volume also serves as an introduction to many aspects of Tibetan culture, society, and especially religion with a compendium of biographies of the most significant religious and political figures.

Japanese Agent in Tibet

My Ten Years of Travel in Disguise


Author: Hisao Kimura,Scott Berry

Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780906026243

Category: Espionage, British

Page: 232

View: 9901

In October 1943 a small group of Mongolian pilgrims set off westward from Inner Mongolia. Before them lay a confused battleground where the Japanese and rival armies of Chinese and Mongolians fought over the fate of Central Asia. Among the pilgrims was a young monk named Dawa Sangpo beginning what was probably the greatest travel adventure undertaken by anyone of his nationality in this century; for he was not Mongolian at all, but an enterprising Japanese named Hisao Kimura.